Paddle boarders rescued
Ocean Safety lifeguards brought paddle boarders and their civilian rescuers to safety off Papalaua Beach Park on the west side Sunday afternoon.
A female, 12, was stand-up paddle boarding with two of her father’s friends when wind gusts started pulling them off shore, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The girl’s father went out to assist on a paddle board and was joined by another person in a kayak. They managed to get the girl on the kayak, but it capsized.
Responding to the 12:40 p.m. alarm, all of the parties were brought to shore by Ocean Safety rescue watercraft.
The girl was checked out by medics, because she aspirated water when the kayak flipped, but no transport to the hospital was necessary, said Mainaga.
No other injuries were reported.